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Ex-VMware execs join Abiquo

Wendy Perilli, VMware’s former director of cloud computing product marketing, has joined Abiquo.

The Redwood City, Calif.-based cloud management startup announced the hire today. Perilli joined VMware in 2006, when the company acquired Akimbi Systems, where she was also a director of product marketing. In a press release, Abiquo said Perilli had “key responsibility” for moving VMware into the cloud market and developing Project Redwood, which eventually became vCloud Director.

(Perilli left VMware in December 2009 — eight months before the company released vCloud Director. She was most recently senior vice president of corporate marketing for OpTier.)

Abiquo, which pulled in a new round of venture capital money late last year, also announced the hiring of Azmir Mohamed, a senior director of product management at VMware, who oversaw VMware Server and VMware Data Recovery.

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